Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Duration Up to 2 years Full Time
National Code10286NAT
TAFE SA CodeAC00084
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A dental hygienist plays an integral role in oral health by providing individualised oral hygiene care and treatment to prevent disease of the teeth and gums and help improve general health and wellbeing. This course will help progress your career as a dental hygienist by teaching you advanced techniques in contemporary dental hygiene practice.


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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Gilles PlainsOn CampusOpening Sept 2018
Gilles PlainsOn CampusOpening Sept 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance in a written assessment
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Written assessment score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • To register for the compulsory written assessment please email
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    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) graduates will have completed the education and training in contemporary dental hygiene practice, enabling them to work in both private and government sectors in accordance with the legislative provisions.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) (10286NAT)
    13 national and 23 enterprise units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.